الجمعة 25 نيسان/أبريل 2014
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 The Academy of Scientific Research &Technology

 The Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT) was established in September 1972 by the Presidential Decree No 2405 as the national authority responsible for science & technology in Egypt. ASRT affiliates to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
 

Mission

ASRT's main mission is to encourage scientific and technological development; strengthen links among national and international scientific institutions and to activate the role of science and technology, considering them as integrated and effective elements in the environmental, social and economic array through:

  • Planning, promoting,coordinating and following up national scientific research and technological development programs and projects,
  • Encouraging research in different branches of science and supporting research centers tackling new and future sciences,
  • Planning and activating a national system for scientific and technological information, and developing specialized data bases and networks; all flowing into the national system, providing information about the institutions and the activities of scientific research and technological development, scientists, researcher and the available scientific and research potentialities, monitoring research achievements and technological development as well as developing new methods to disseminate and facilitate utilizing this information,
  • Raising the public awareness about the importance of scientific research and technology as a life-style, promoting scientific culture, planning and implementing scientific media programs and publishing activities, supporting and updating science museums, planning and developing programs supporting the scientific Unions & Societies.

Vision

The vision of ASRT is to contribute to the promotion of the Egyptian economy into a developing S&T based economy, improving the state's service sector to comply with the parallel development through the following four themes: the development of S&T human cadres, contributing to the transfer of modern technology; its assimilation and development, participating in improving linking mechanisms between national research centers and all foreign centers of excellence, expatriate scientists and production and service sectors, and spreading technological awareness among the public.

Organization

ASRT is headed by a President who is assisted by three Vice-Presidents.The Council of ASRT represents the supreme power in making the decisions concerning the activities of ASRT. The President, who chairs the Council in case the Minister is absent, is the Deputy-Chairman.

The organization of ASRT consists of five main sectors

  • Specialized Research Councils Sector (SRC's): SRC's plan,finance and follow up the implementation of priority programs and research projects which integrate with and meet the state's social and economic plans in different trends and fields.
  • Scientific and Cultural Relations Sector: it supports regional and international scientific and cultural relations through concluding joint collaborative agreements with corresponding academies and institutions.The sector includes the Science Museum.
  • Technological Development and Scientific Services Sector: it consists of the Scientific Instruments Center, Invention and Innovation Development Agency, and the General Directorate for Marketing Technological Research, Innovations and Inventions.
  • Informatics Sector: The Egyptian National Scientific and Technological Information Network (ENSTINET) and the National Information and Documentation Center.
  • Scientific Communications and Technical Support Sector: it contains the Regional Development Research Centers, the units for communication with production and service centers, S&T incubators and scientific communications.
  • In addition to the above mentioned five main sectors, the Egyptian Patent Office, the Scientific & Technological Cooperation Center, the Training Center, the Technical Office, the Central Administration for Financial and Managerial Affairs, the General Administration for Juridical Affairs, Public Service Office and General Directorate for Prizes & Incentives are all affiliated to the President of ASRT.
  • ASRT, within its organizational structure, includes scientific bodies responsible for scientific and technological planning, formulating policies that ensure connecting science and technology institutions nationally to the basic trends of advanced technological and scientific research internationally, and hence forming the national development plans.These scientific bodies consist of 14 specialized research councils and 4 inter-council commissions, they carry out research studies in different fields, as well, includes in its scientific bodies 32 national committees responsible for connecting the national scientific research to international activities such as the 40 international Scientific Unions. In addition to the above, there is as well the Principal Committee of Technological Development for the Investment of Research Applications.
  • The formation of technology & science policies. The integration of scientific research & technology planning with the overall national development plans. Planning technological development programs that fit the national economic and social objectives and the marketing of technical know- how. R&D management. Supporting scientific research and technology applications. Drawing policies that ensure the effective linkage between R&D scientific institutions and the national main trends included in the State plans for socioeconomic development.
  • The dissemination of the global technological progress potentialities. The collaboration in improving educational programs and systems to meet the national needs ofthe modern State. Regulate financial and moral incentives for scientists as well as awarding State Prizes.
  • Suggesting new legislations to stimulate scientific and technological researches on national levels.

The Egyptian Patent Office (EPO): the mission of EPO is to protect intellectual property rights of inventors through the issuing of patents. EPO aims at the transfer of knowledge and ideas represented by millions of global patents to R&D scientific personnel. EPO as well encourages researchers in R&D centers and specialists in service and production sectors to patent their inventions and applicable research results, thus displaying their efforts and intensifying national contribution on technology transfer and development.

Invention and Innovation Development Agency (IIDA): the mission of IIDA is to transfer technical know-how, and to optimize the utilization of the large number of inventions and innovations which lead to the generation of a national technology that is commercially exploitable to serve social and economic development. To achieve this goal, all possible efforts whether financial or moral will be exerted.

Information Services: it aims at gathering, documenting and storing the Egyptian intellectual production and disseminating it through computers and communication technology to researchers and decision makers.

Travel and Conference Support: travel support is given to scientists from the Egyptian universities and research institutions to attend international conferences worldwide. Financial support is given to scientific research institutions to hold and organize scientific meetings in all technological and applied fields.

Scientific Theses: support is given to young researchers in universities and research centers. Scientific Fellowships: it contributes to the development of human resources working in S&T, generate opportunities to honors-graduates to participate in scientific research issues and optimize their capabilities.

Development of Human Resources: through improving theTraining Center which is responsible for promoting human cadres in the framework of the national S&T policy to train manpower in all fields.

Services Produced by ASRT

Services of ENSTENET

These services include building data bases for basic sciences, research applications, theses, periodicals, technical reports and conferences, the contents of the Egyptian libraries and scientific societies, information services, internet (networking between centers and institutes), developing technical cadres, and providing courses for individuals and organizations, and the continuous updating ofdata.

Services of the National Information and Documentation Center (NIDOC)

These services include the Central Library for serving Egyptian and foreign researchers, the General Directorate of Libraries for all periodicals published by the Center, publication of research studies, scientific photography from slides, 3d models, laboratory experiments, seminars, conferences and scientific films, and professional training in the fields of bibliography and scientific publishing.

Service of the Science and Technology Information Center

Search and Automated Retrieval in Databases: It aims at introducing all specialized published materials which the beneficiary is interested in, where the beneficiary identifies the search items through technical discussion with the information specialist, who searches local and scientific data bases.The search outputs are immediately rendered to the beneficiary in the form of abstracts or soft copies. In addition, according to their request the selective transmission service is provided to the beneficiary who receives abstract-like outputs for a year that might be extended upon request.

Services of the Scientific Instruments Center

These services include categorizing, cataloguing, installing and operating scientific instruments, designing stereotype and non-stereotype scientific instruments similar to the imported ones by using local materials, machine operating workshops, and designing and modifying circuits for all kinds of scientific instruments.

International Relations

  • Scientific Exchange and Bilateral Research through Scientific Agreements: conclude S&T agreements and protocols with counterpart foreign institutions in specific areas determined according to the national needs and to the scientific distinction and excellence of these countries. Scientific experience is exchanged through bilateral projects, including the transfer of new research methods and training by means of scientific visits, conferences, international meetings, workshops and seminars.
  • Technical Cooperation and Bilateral Research with Regional and International Organizations: giving the opportunity for and the expanding of S&T cooperation with specialized international institutions and foreign countries. Supporting mutual Arab scientific activities through uniting S&T efforts.

 Major Achievements

National Campaigns: To keep pace with the obvious socioeconomic development in Egypt which is clearly apparent in the field of agricultural development and food, ASRT has prioritized this field since its establishment. ASRT has executed several campaigns and national programs, projects and activities that stimulate scientific research and the application of its results, building scientific and technical cadres and the appropriate exploitation of available potentialities, with the cooperation ofconcerned authorities, especiallythe Ministry ofAgriculture and Land Reclamation.

Patents: Develop property legislations in four books to handle patents, utility models, lay-out designs of integrated circuits, restricted information, relations, commercial data, geographical indications, industrial graphics and designs, and copyright.

 
 
 
 

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